Police & Fire

October 17, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Monday, October 16, 2017 at approximately 10:25 p.m., Plainfield Patrol Units responded to the area of the 1100 Block of West Front Street on a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located evidence that a shooting had taken place with no victim. Moments after ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — UPDATED AT 12:15 p.m. Around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, a stolen car left the roadway and crashed on the 1200 block of Central Avenue, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. Four males excited the vehicle and fled on foot, he said. Photos taken by the home's ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Three Scotch Plains police officers, Scott Leyden, Zach Von Langen and Jason Everitt have received commendations for going beyond the call of duty to help an elderly couple who needed help following an automobile accident. Both husband and wife, who have requested anonymity ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Late afternoon on Friday, a fire broke out in a home at Roosevelt Avenue and East 6th Street in Plainfield. In addition to Plainfield, both South Plainfield and North Plainfield responded to the scene. According to Fire Chief Frank Tidwell, "this was an awesome stop."  He said ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The second of the three Public Safety listening sessions in the Plainfield Vision 2025 series took place on Thursday evening at Cook Elementary School. The three topics selected for discussion this night focused on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety, Fire Safety Ordinances, and Safe ...

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CLARK, NJ — Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos has confirmed there was a carjacking in the early hours before dawn on Wednesday on the 900 block of Lake Avenue. According to Matos a man arrived home at approximately 4:30 a.m. and as he sat in his car two men, each with handguns, approached the sides ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Parents from Fanwood and Scotch Plains got an education Wednesday night on the places and things where their kids could be hiding drugs. The "Hidden In Plain Sight" presentation by the Drug Enforcement Administration NJ Office has a simple message for parents: Don't think it can't ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - How will you spend this weekend in Plainfield?  Here are some ideas to help you celebrate! On Friday, the Plainfield Arts Council will kick off its month of musical events with a fundraiser at the French School of Music, 210 West 8th Street, at 7:00 p.m. - Plainfield Arts ...

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CLARK, NJ – The  Clark Fire Department was full of surprises during a heartfelt dinner thrown by firefighter Robert “Bobby” Hendricksen and his mother, Helaine Searles, to thank the CFD for their help after Searles was in an accident last spring. In April, Hendricksen was driving his motorcycle ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At approximately 3:10 a.m. this morning, patrol units responded to the 700 block of West Front Street in Plainfield on a report of a possible stabbing.  Upon arrival, officers located a highly intoxicated adult male with a non-life threatening apparent stab wound.  The ...

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                                                                                    SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A resident of Hawaii has been charged with criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism of 9 putting greens at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster where President Trump has spent ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The first of three Public Safety listening sessions in the Plainfield Vision 2025 series brought neighbors together at the high school on Wednesday evening. The breakout groups batted around ideas on quality of life, general safety, coordination and cooperation, and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - A fatal collision that followed an Edison Police Department officer’s pursuit of a vehicle into Plainfield early Wednesday morning is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced today. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Dem-Quan ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Task Force is investigating a fatal car crash just after midnight on Woodland Avenue involving an Edison Police pursuit, officials said in a post on Twitter this morning. Edison officials could not provide any further details on the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The city-wide initiative to bring together residents and stakeholders continues this week.  Two Plainfield Vision 2025 listening sessions will occur on Monday and Wednesday, and the public is invited. Approximately fifty people attended the Health, Human & Social Needs ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - According to the Plainfield Police Division, at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Saturday evening, officers responded to the 400 block of Grant Avenue regarding a child who was struck by a car. A preliminary investigation revealed that a two-year old child entered the roadway and was ...

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  NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Route 22 in Mountainside near Lawrence Avenue was briefly shut down during rush hour Tuesday morning after a tree fell on one of the cars, according to police. As of 9 a.m., the road was open. Download our free app to get your news on the go!

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Police Division has sent word that the missing child has been located! -------------------------------------------- The Plainfield Police Division seeks your help in locating a missing female child.  Eleven-year old Sheyla Rivera-Arequipa, born on 2/2/06 - ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In the Friday Night Lights home game opener for Immaculata, the Spartans suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Summit Hilltoppers by the score of 14-13. The Spartans had a chance to go ahead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but fumbled the ball at the Hilltoppers’ ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Save the date for the Plainfield Fire Division's Parade & Safety Fair event during the first week in October. Rudi Davis, Public Education Coordinator, said, "On Oct. 7th, the Plainfield Fire Division will premiere its Fire Prevention Parade.  This parade will kick off the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning in Elizabeth, authorities said. The victim was hit on York Street around 6:20 a.m. and pronounced dead at the scene, Elizabeth police Captain Andrew King said.  The driver of the vehicle stopped, King said. No ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  A driver involved in a multi-vehicle crash on Dudley Avenue near Prospect Street Thursday night was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said Monday. Joseph Wisniewski Jr., 31, of Westfield was arrested and issued several summonses at 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 7, police ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Did you miss any of this week’s top news stories on TAPinto Plainfield? Click on the headlines to catch up: Plainfield Public Library Awarded with Union County Library Grant City of Plainfield Shares Safety Tips for Back-to-School Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - At approximately 6:55 pm on Saturday, Sept. 9th, Plainfield Police patrol units responded to the area of the 200 Block of Liberty Street on a ShotsSpotter Alert. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with a non-life threatening gunshot injury. The individual was taken ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Mayor Adrian O. Mapp will launch Plainfield Vision 2025 this month, the first comprehensive city-wide planning and community engagement initiative. On Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 7:00 p.m., Mayor Mapp will kick off the first of several community “listening sessions” for Plainfield ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The American Red Cross has launched its Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, and is partnering with the City of Plainfield and the Plainfield Fire Division to help residents stay safe by installing free smoke alarms. The campaign's goal is to help reduce the number of home ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Friday at approximately 4:50 pm, Plainfield Police Division responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.  A woman was turning at the intersection of West 7th Street and Central Avenue in Plainfield and failed to yield where a mother and her two-year old child in a ...

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A fugitive who remained at large for several weeks after being charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a child in Plainfield has been apprehended in Texas, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday. Walter Sosa, 33, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Three people were arrested in Westfield Aug. 31 following a two-month investigation into illegal distribution of narcotics, Westfield Police Chief David Wayman announced Wednesday. On Thursday, Aug. 31, about 2:45 p.m. the Westfield Community Response Tactical Unit executed a ...

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